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Willa Cather Memorial Prairie

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4 Miles South of Red Cloud, (bordering Kansas), Red Cloud, NE
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Willa Cather Memorial Prairie is an essential part of any visit to Red Cloud

Short drive south from Red Cloud to experience an attempt to restore a tiny bit of the prairie to... read more

Reviewed 29 November 2017
Philip G
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Denver, Colorado
Willa Cather Memorial Prairie

So glad we took the time to experience this beautiful, well-preserved piece of prairie... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2017
James B. M
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Protected 608-acres of land which is popular for visitors, from roadside viewing of a prairie landscape as well as for school groups, Cather Foundation tours and other tourists.
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28 Nov 2017
“Willa Cather Memorial Prairie is an essential part of any visit to Red Cloud”
19 Oct 2017
“Willa Cather Memorial Prairie”
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4 Miles South of Red Cloud, (bordering Kansas), Red Cloud, NE
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Reviewed 29 November 2017

Short drive south from Red Cloud to experience an attempt to restore a tiny bit of the prairie to it's pre-European immigrant past.

Thank Philip G
Reviewed 20 October 2017

So glad we took the time to experience this beautiful, well-preserved piece of prairie. Breathtaking!!

Thank James B. M
Reviewed 8 October 2017

I spent about and hour and a half one evening hiking the trails across this beautiful prairie land and then stayed to watch the sunset, which was breathtaking.

Thank montanafan2015
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Unfortunately, we had rainy weather during our visit but this is only 5 miles south of Red Cloud and well worth a visit, if you have better luck with the weather than we did. It is unique because the 650-some acres are being restored to...More

Thank teadivamuse
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Beautiful rolling hills, a short walk and you're out of earshot of Hwy 281. On a moonless night you can clearly see the Milky Way and billions of other celestial sights!

Thank WKF2
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped on a stormy day, but still enjoyed the fresh smell of the grass and the wide vista of the rolling countryside. This is a great stop to pause and reflect.

1  Thank Margaret M
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Although as previous reviewers have mentioned, the stop is small with signage and a trash can. You don't have to be a fan or Willa Cather or have even heard of her to enjoy the beauty of the 600 or so acres of preserved prairie....More

1  Thank Victoria805
Reviewed 25 September 2015 via mobile

Mid grass prairie in the early fall. Thank you to those who work to preserve it, yet make it accessible.

1  Thank Carol A. T
Reviewed 2 September 2015

Willa Cather writes about living in the prairie states, and visiting 'Her' prairie does give one the feeling of great expanse and 'aloneness' that comes across in her books. The prairie is being restored, and has a ways to go.

1  Thank birdwoman42
Reviewed 9 June 2015

A nice opportunity to see the open land Cather wrote about. Remember to do a careful tick check after your walk! If you are able to visit the Tallgrass Prairie in the Kansas Flint Hills, that is a more expansive and well-established prairie.

2  Thank Lin P
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